Finding strengths

Finding strengths

“Yo, can someone put a handle on this one for me?” Ben set a delicate marbled porcelain cup on the studio table. He’d just finished trimming the piece, and trimming had enhanced a swirled pattern of mixed clays. (Since a recent shopping trip, we’ve all been on a...
Reflections and ‘what nexts’

Reflections and ‘what nexts’

“It is through experiences that make you uncomfortable that you will grow, and you will learn lessons that you could never learn in a classroom. Force yourselves beyond comfort zones, and your world will expand, your vision will widen, and your capacity for...
Frequently Asked Questions, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions, 2017

Here are a few frequently asked questions about our ninth annual Empty Bowls event.   What does my ticket cost include? Your ticket cost includes selection of one handmade ceramic bowl out of over 800 on display, a simple dinner of donated soup and bread, and an...
Not so impossible

Not so impossible

Last year, my friend John Matthews retired from nearby Conestoga High School after 33 years of teaching.  Although he is one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever met, John mostly defies description except through amazing anecdotes. I won’t do any of...
Remarks by Jonathan Sgro, MP ’03

Remarks by Jonathan Sgro, MP ’03

Jonathan Sgro is an alum of Malvern Prep and long-time Bethesda Project volunteer with many years of experience working with the chronically homeless in Philadelphia and Boston. He is a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Unit at...